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US Catholic Bishops Discuss How To Follow Pope's Lead On Serving The Poor

AP | Rachel Zoll | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's Roman Catholic bishops engaged Thursday in a rare public discussion about whether their priorities properly reflect thos...

A Homeless Man Was Buried At A Vatican Cemetery Usually Reserved For Aristocrats

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion

A homeless man who used to roam the streets around St. Peter’s Basilica has found his final resting place among bishops. Willy Herteller, an 80-y...

How Pope Francis Is Carrying Out a Revolution

Rev. Ernesto Cardenal | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Rev. Ernesto Cardenal

Pope Francis is carrying out a revolution in the Vatican. It will also be a revolution in the world, setting it right because it is upside down. The revolution of Jesus of Nazareth: "The last will be first, and the first will be last."

Pope Francis Demands Just Distribution Of World's Wealth

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutr...

Pope Francis Message To South Korea: Resist The Allure Of Materialism

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis beatified 124 Korean martyrs on Saturday, telling hundreds of thousands of people who turned out for his open...

Pope Francis Gives Message People Will Be Very Reluctant To Follow

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion

Long a champion of the poor and vulnerable, Pope Francis went one step further during the Sunday Angelus message at the Vatican when he told his follo...

Top Cardinal Slams Free Market System: 'This Economy Kills'

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Taking direct aim at libertarian policies promoted by many American conservatives, the Honduran cardinal who is one of Pope Francis...

Pope Francis Wants You To Focus On The Poor This Lent

Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis has picked the theme "He became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich," for his Lenten message this year, according to a Vat...

WATCH: Pope Francis Praises 'Trash Pickers'

AP | Posted 12.20.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made an amateur video praising the world's "cartoneros" — the poor people who pick through garbage to find re...

Pope Francis Gives Christmas Surprise To 2,000 Immigrants

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Two thousand immigrants at the Dono di Maria shelter near the Vatican were thrilled to receive Christmas presents from none other than Pope Francis. H...

Don't Call Us Marxist Because We Critique Capitalism -- Call Us Christian

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

In response to critics who label him a Marxist, Pope Francis is taking a page from the famous Seinfeld scene: No, my critique of capitalism is not because I'm a Marxist (not that there's anything wrong with that) -- it's because I'm a Christian.

The Amazing Thing Pope Francis Does At Night

Posted 12.03.2013 | Religion

A recent interview with Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the "Almoner of His Holiness," raised speculation that the Pope joins him on his nightly trips in...

Pope Francis On The Poor And The 'Culture Of Waste'

Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis is making his mark as one Catholic Church's more humble Popes by eschewing luxurious vestments in favor of simple white robes, as well as...

WATCH: CNBC Host Wonders If Pope Is Against Economic Freedom

Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion

Larry Kudlow, advocate of free-market capitalism and CNBC host, isn't sure that Pope Francis really understands economic freedom. In a segment on h...

The 'Slum Pope' Returns To The Slum


RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis showed his rebel side Thursday, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a "mess" in their dioceses by go...

Liberation Theology Supports Chime In On Pope Francis

AP | JESSICA WEISS | Posted 04.28.2013 | Latino Voices

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A new pope from Latin America known for ministering to the poor in his country's slums is raising the hopes of advocates of...